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Outlays and outcome – the long gap Cricket comes calling to Chennai Talk your way and land in a job 377 yet young Google street view’s India competitor Must visit of 2014 Tamil Nadu Premier League launched Perplexing communications TTV stumps all Chennai teachers rank low It’s so cool! Chennai Metro looking for revival Million landmark and Rs. 200 crore influx by Yamaha Apollo targets a third of CV tyre market The 20-year itch of Hindujas ends Bewailing monsoons the new fad The sweet killer State VAT leads to inflation: a study A sweet marketing splash by Pattappas How to roast 45 human beings alive The underground don zips through City Corner Book your water tanker From trash land to tourist spot Boozing and driving Education a cause of concern Overflowing garbage Is Chennai now the accident capital? Frontier Mediville attracts Japanese investments Pocket Therapist finds mention in Forbes A new technique to treat dry sewage Doing business is not so easy in Chennai Meters return to the metro Chevrolet Sail U-VA Launched Hey Chitti! please take my order Chennai to Bengaluru as quick as pizza delivery Arnold visits Chennai Tambaram tracks…. Chennaites lose 7 crore to debit card frauds A feast for book worms Technologists to rescue Two friends trigger a change Thrills for the holiday season Kollywood’s Mahabharatha Chennai Silks in flames An industry institution link… Engineering colleges lose lustre It is not only your noodle... City Corner-June Presto! Bravo! Metro chugs the green way Metro chugs through the city City Corner - Chennai Black outs will be knocked out Colourful welcome at the Saidapet station 60 years of cultural and economic ties Working space for women by woman CMRL takes off till airport Planning the right energy The sweet tooth of the city Read before you buy... Ennore Port excels Star studded city This dabba has a cure for all your ailments Vanakkam Chennaiyin FC Sathyabhamasat propels ahead India’s first online-only bicycle brand Realty bytes Online approval of layout plans Mexico opens Consulate in Chennai Need for an integrated approach to medicine Prithika Yashini takes charge... The curious case of Evgenii Berdnikov Building highs and lows Indian media-operators of democracy Yamaha in the news When the crowd will miss the roar Green energy, not really green? Indian of the Year When Chennai became Venice Murugappas-focus on consolidation Safe Trac-keeps track on your safety The worst is yet to come Car-free Bessy Water wars begin I know nothing else but cinema... Maruti Suzuki wins NIQR award Hawker’s paradise gets a permanent place Paranjoy on crony capitalism A budget that butted into deficit A skinny affair International conference on saving energy, environment Know the start-ups in the city Medical miracle! Aviation sector to grow three times... City Corner He made Ranganathan Street so crowded... Reality Check Yes, you are safe! The auto gets a remake Metro mania Missing, but not missing the top spot Nilam threatens the city Chennai airport to become solar-powered Chennai gets its Imax Keep in touch, anytime anywhere SGRI – a global research centre for building materials India’s first 3D Museum A praiseworthy peer recognition Technology handshakes with sanitation North Chennai booms Water woes Self-sufficiency in dredging... When Marina became the Tahrir Square K7’s Entrepreneurial Odyssey Coimbatore backs up for Chennai Chennai, the noisiest city Force Motors’ two new SUVs The sunshine and the shadow side of this digital era Chennai soon to get an Aerospace Park Raj Bhavan opened the gates for public
 
60 years of cultural and economic ties
This year marks 60 years of Indo-German ties. To commemorate this, Urban Mela, a travelling festival, which portrays culture, art, architecture and technology of the two countries was held. The nights at the YMCA College of Physical Education were lit by the artistically designed 14 pavilions by renowned German artist Markus Heinsdorff and housed various German companies. The companies displayed the best of their products and enlightened the crowd on the ways to tackle the problems arising from a growing urban population. Percussion wizard, Sivamani along with his German counterpart Christoph Haberer set the tune to the 10 day long event. Apart from these, the mela had rock concerts, the urban campus, Piano recital, electronic band, choir, theatre and dance events. The mela travels to New Delhi and Pune apart from Mumbai and Bangalore and the 60-year celebration ends at Delhi at the Asia Pacific conference.

Dreamliners majestic debut

Excitement and thrill engulfed the Chennai airport. It was for the landing of a flight, Air India’s Dreamliner. With 118 passengers, Captain A S Soman steered the maiden voyage of the Dreamliner from Delhi to Chennai. Water cannons saluted the flight and traditional poojas were performed. The aircraft offers 256 seats.High-end technologies were employed in the development of the flight; it  produces 20 per cent less emission Dreamliners majestic debut than other similar sized planes and boasts of lower maintenance costs. The futuristic design of the plane enables maximum aerodynamic efficiency with state-of-the-art in- light entertainment system. Air India joins All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines and Ethiopian Airlines as the airlines that operate the Dreamliner. Expected to be the lifesaver of Air India, the Dreamliner’s debut not only created hype at the airport but also in the whole industry.

Re-use sandhais

So you don’t know what to do with things that are still usable but doesn’t fit in to your house? Reuse sandhai comes as a solution to this.

Started as the brain child of a Bangalore based forum, the Facebook page of re-use sandhai is specific to Chennai where you can post details on items ranging from baby products to furniture that can be re- sed by someone else. The group has strict guidelines that restricts advertisements and closely monitors the posts made. The page also serves as a discussion platform for like-minded people on eco-friendly practices.

City men are emotionally weak

The National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) data for 2011 is not very surprising. It re-establishes last year’s finding that more of Chennai men commit suicide compared to the metro’s women. For every one woman who takes her life, 3 men commit suicide (a ratio of 1:2.8 for women to men) while the state’s ratio s 1:1.8. Family problems and illness are said to be the major reasons for this. Chennai leads all the metros in this ratio. Changing family styles and work pressure have contributed to the increase. Counselling and better social interactions are required to help men overcome this life or death changing thought.

Corporate Olympiad 2012

At the Inno GeoCity Corporate Sports Olympiad 14 sports events were staged by corporates. TCS, L&T, HCL, Wipro, HP, Verizon, Mahindra, Renault Nissan, Ford, Amazon and Barclays, among others, took part. The event, now in its sixth year has grown in participation and popularity. Cognizant which had won the overall championship in all five previous editions did not take part. So this time Larsen & Toubro won the prestigious rolling trophy, with 14 Gold, 8 Silver medals, and 13 Bronze followed by HP and HCL.  

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